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Boegoebaai Port and Green Hydrogen Cluster

Boegoebaai Port and Green Hydrogen (GH2) Cluster

A deepwater port to serve mining and agriculture with the potential to develop an energy cluster.

The Northern Cape industrial age Development Plan. To achieve this which starts with the development Zone, and the Boegoebaai Harbou

These projects are significant in bu growth potential in realizing the N and to achieve sustainable develo of our vision 2040.

As the Northern Cape, we have em and compliment this with the globa corridor entails consumption, resou focus on five key industries:

- Agriculture and Agro-processing, - Mining and Mineral beneficiation - Just energy sector, - Manufacturing, - Transport, services, and logistics - Knowledge and innovation.

As a focus is the establishmen telecommunication, human capitalB oegoebaai is approximately 60km north of Port Nolloth and 20km south of the border between Namibia and South Africa in the Richtersveld Local Municipality area. The primary opportunity of the site is the short distance between the coastline and relatively deep water. The location places it relatively close in proximity to rich mining and agriculture sectors compared to other existing ports. It is to be noted that the envisaged Boegoebaai deep water port will be a greenfields development. The project is the first development of this magnitude to be undertaken in the Northern Cape in the last 26 years.

Green hydrogen

With the advent of the new green hydrogen economy, the Boegoebaai Port has provided a platform to transcend its positioning and will enable the province to give effect to the key frontiers proposed in the 2021 Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium (SIDSSA).

This has spurred the country to focus on developing an early Green Hydrogen Strategy, with a focus on the Northern Cape towards driving the just energy transition agenda. The Northern Cape Green Hydrogen Strategy was launched to the

The Northern Cape has abundant renewable energy resources to enable the production of green hydrogen.

global community at COP26 in November 2021, with key articulations that drive its focus. There are key objectives that the strategy seeks to archieve and that drive, coupled with the MoA that has been signed between the Northern Cape Government and Sasol to facilitate feasibility studies, will provide certainty on investment over the next two years. The project is work together with the pathfinder investor to realise the throughputs that have been contemplated in the Northern Cape Hydrogen Strategy. This coincides with the net-zero ambition set at COP. This ambition seeks to decarbonise critical areas such as transport logistics and mining as well as hard-to-abate sectors by 2050.

The project is of strategic importance and will enable the overarching attainment of a Just Energy Transition. ■